A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Make Fallingwater a centerpiece of your Mill Run vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mill Run online trip itinerary planner .
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When you get to tick something off your bucket list and it actually was truly amazing and inspirational. It lived up to the hype! I think having a good tour guide helped. We had probably the youngest ... more »
After years of yearning to visit Fallingwater, we were finally able to go during the autumn season which was lovely. The house museum is well organized with informative tours and the decor did not dis... more »
A wonderful visit to Fallingwater with my partner. We booked our visit online weeks in advance to ensure an early tour. Being one of the first in the day to visit made a big difference as it became in... more »
$10 is a bit pricey just for walking the grounds, but it’s a great experience for anybody that’s around the area. The falls was frozen that day, so entrance was free, but I’d have pay to go in regardless. :) The grounds were beautiful! And it was fun walking on the frozen ponds. But perhaps the place will look a lot better in summer where the falls actually fall.
Simply beautiful! This was one of the coolest experiences of my life so far...gettings to see a house with so much history and prestige. It cost $30 per person to go in the house, but I highly encourage it. Even if you aren't interested in architecture, you will be impressed with the tour!
What a beauty 😍 The drive there was gorgeous. Autumn leaves changing colors, hilly terrain, taking you on an adventure. When we got there, we were assign a group. If you want to see the inside of Fallingwater, you need to book in advance via their website. We munched on a few items from the cafe (they were yummy!) while we waited for the tour. The tour was nice and you got to know the owners and the history of the relationship between the architect and this family. The architecture itself is unique and it blends in with nature. One regret we have is that we didn’t get the chance to hit the trail. So will definitely be back and do some hiking.
The house is not too far once you are off the highway. There are some spots on the tour that would require some stairs, as well as some of the areas on the nature trail. If you can definitely take a walk through the property. Without a doubt, worth the trip.
Wanted to come here almost my entire adult life. It lived up to the hype! Just go! Buy your ticket online, wear comfy shoes. You cannot take pics inside which is truly a shame. I don't really understand that reasoning. The inside is so amazing! The outside pics will just have to lure you in! The house is a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, a true genius.
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